Karen Muscat Baldacchino

Chief Executive Officer

Ms Karen Muscat Baldacchino is the Chief Executive Officer of the Malta Foundation for Human Resources Development (FHRD). Karen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and an Executive Masters of Business Administration, both from the University of Malta. Recently she completed a Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing with the Digital Marketing Institute to ensure she is up to date with the latest marketing trends in the digital world.

Karen has over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and the organisation of events, particularly within the M.I.C.E (Meetings, Incentive, Conferences and Events) business. She was responsible for the organisation and coordination of several prestigious local and international events throughout her career. The organisation of events, networking and marketing-related activities are her passion.

During the past years, Karen has built an extensive network of local and foreign clients and business partners. Her curiosity, confidence and the need to be innovative, combined with a strong work ethic and an eye for detail, ensure successful and memorable events, and a motivating work atmosphere.

Claire Farrugia

Projects Executive

Ms Claire Farrugia joined FHRD in January 2019 as a Projects Executive and spearheaded the sub-committee to launch the FHRD HR Quality Mark. She is a Human Resources and Training Professional with over 18 years of experience primarily in the manufacturing pharmaceutical industry. Claire holds a Master of Science in Human Resources Management and Training from the University of Leicester and a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Malta.

Angela Fenech Zammit

Membership Executive

Ms. Angela Fenech Zammit has a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Banking and Finance and Management, a Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree in Banking, Insurance, and Risk Management, and a Master of Science degree in Management Human Resources.

Angela has over 15 years of expertise in the financial sector, having worked for the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) before deciding to join the Malta Business Registry Agency (MBR) following a demerger. She was in charge of establishing the International Affairs, Research, and Communications Unit and assisting all units as needed. She oversaw the agency’s establishment and all prestigious events, both locally and worldwide, as well as all publications and information flow, both internally and externally. She is an experienced team leader who possesses good communication. She decided to join FHRD as a Membership Executive in August 2023, with the primary objective of adding value to FHRD members.

Marzena Izabela Szybiak

Operations Executive

Ms Marzena Izabela Szybiak is a qualified Business Psychologist, holding a Masters in Business Management specialising in Psychology in Business from the University of WSB Poznan in Poland and is also a Certified Coach, with a keen interest in Psychology, HR, and Business.

The experience she gained while doing business in Poland and Malta enabled her to gain vast knowledge and approach many issues from different perspectives. Marzena is a people-oriented professional and organised team member with the ability to communicate effectively and handle office changes.

She is skilled at building and maintaining relationships with employees across all levels of an organization. Last year she finished a Human Resources Management Course in Malta and joined FHRD because she strongly believes that having motivated and engaged employees are extremely important for the performance and success of any good organisation.

Dr Godwin C Micallef

Board Secretary

Dr Godwin C Micallef is a management consultant. By profession, Dr Micallef is an Administration & Financial Controller. His tertiary education was in accountancy and business studies. He is also certified in advanced management from the University of Surrey [UK]. In 2010 he was presented with a Doctorate Honoris Causa from Grenoble Ecole de Management [Grenoble Ecole de Management, one of the few business schools worldwide to have achieved triple accreditation from AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS] in recognition of his contribution to industry both in Malta and on an international level and for his commitment to sustainable development.

Edward Briffa


Edward Briffa is an Accountant by profession. He has been working at FHRD for the past 20 years.